University President’s Paper to be Retracted?

The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

By | June 30, 2011

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, JULO

Last year, virologist Naoki Mori of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan was found guilty of misconduct, having reused Western blot images in multiple publications. He was suspended from the university for 10-months (returning to work this Monday), and so far a total of 20 papers authored by Mori and colleagues have been retracted, according to Retraction Watch. Now, an external investigative committee has found evidence of "fraudulent conduct" in another one of Mori's papers, published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications in 2007. That paper was co-authored by University President Teruo Iwamasa, ScienceInsider reports.

According to local newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo, Iwamasa apologized for his involvement at a press conference yesterday, but denied knowing that the paper contained a duplicated figure. Mori has agreed to retract the paper, ScienceInsider reports, but so far, the journal has not announced a decision. Mori adds that he intends to correct the papers containing errors and submit them for publication again, either in the same journals if they will accept his corrections, or elsewhere.

Advertisement

Add a Comment

Avatar of: You

You

Processing...
Processing...

Sign In with your LabX Media Group Passport to leave a comment

Not a member? Register Now!

LabX Media Group Passport Logo

Comments

Avatar of: BrainWorld

Anonymous

June 30, 2011

WAIT -- all he did was use the same image in more than one publication?  People do this all the time!  I've done it myself!  Oh crap!

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

June 30, 2011

WAIT -- all he did was use the same image in more than one publication?  People do this all the time!  I've done it myself!  Oh crap!

Avatar of:

Posts: 0

June 30, 2011

WAIT -- all he did was use the same image in more than one publication?  People do this all the time!  I've done it myself!  Oh crap!

Popular Now

  1. NYU Halts Studies, Suspends Investigator
    The Nutshell NYU Halts Studies, Suspends Investigator

    Experiments conducted at the New York University School of Medicine violated several research standards, according to US Food and Drug Administration investigators.

  2. Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
  3. The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
    Daily News The Meaning of Pupil Dilation

    Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.

  4. Brexit’s Effects on Science